Bringing VFX to the Table

  • Heath Hanlin, Shaina Holmes, Raqi Sayed, Sunny Teich
  • August 2020, ACM (Association for Computing Machinery)
  • DOI: 10.1145/3388761.3407250

Exploring structural problems in the VFX industry to improve the lives of the workers.

What is it about?

While VFX represents a substantial component of modern film (and television) production, it continues to be viewed as a process separate and apart from filmmaking itself. There are myriad reasons behind this othering of visual effects and its consequences impact the lives of VFX artists, the ways in which VFX are used and, most importantly, the stories we tell ourselves as a society. This panel brings together VFX practitioners turned academics in a conversation about the structural problems facing visual effects today. The discussion is organized around four sub-topics: labor solutions, perceptions of visual effects, inclusivity along gender and racial lines and the future of visual effects practice. What would being viewed as equal creative partners look like and how can we get there?

Why is it important?

These are ongoing discussions about diversity, equality, and survival in the VFX industry that are ever evolving.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3388761.3407250

The following have contributed to this page: shaina holmes and Raqi Syed